Health Administration, Master | University of Maryland | College Park, United States
12 months
1706 USD/credit 76770 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 76770 USD/year
768 USD/credit 34560 USD/year
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The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program at the University of Maryland, College Park offers students a rigorous, multi-disciplinary program with courses in public health services administration, epidemiology, environmental health, biostatistics, health behaviors and determinants, and health care leadership and communications. 


Key facts

The Master of Health Administration (MHA) program at the University of Maryland will prepare graduates to manage the many complex health-related organizations including hospitals, long term care facilities, managed care organizations, rehabilitation agencies, public health clinics, state agencies, among others. With the impending retirement of the first wave of baby boomers, public health and health care organizations face large scale losses of middle and executive level administrators.

Public health and health services now comprise the largest industry in the United States, producing nearly one seventh of the United States’ gross national product. According to the World Health Report 2000, the health care system should be conceptualized as including not only health services, but also public health and social welfare activities. The Department of Health Services Administration adopts this integrated approach to address current health needs, provide leadership in a rapidly evolving health care industry, and anticipate future health challenges in an expanding global economy. The MHA program is considered to be equivalent to the MPH and is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Systems
  • Field Work in Aging
  • Policy and Politics of Health
  • Current Topics in Health Services
  • Healthcare Management: Foundations and Principles
  • Healthcare Strategic Planning and Marketing
  • Healthcare Financial Management
  • Public Health Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online SOPHAS application.
  • Choose the University of Maryland College Park School of Public Health program to which you would like to apply.
  • You may apply to only one UMD SPH program per application cycle.
  • You must send an official transcript for all completed college courses.
  • We require 3 letters of recommendation.
  • Test scores. GRE

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    76770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    76770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    34560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 USD /month
Living costs

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